A talented actress adept at both comedy and drama, Catherine Trudeau earned critical acclaim on television, stage and in film. Born May 4, 1975 in L'Assomption, Québec, Canada, Catherine Trudeau originally set out to study literature, but changed her course when she was bitten by the acting bug, cutting her professional teeth in TV commercials and on the crime drama "Hochelaga" (2000) and the soap opera "4 et demi." (Radio-Canada, 1994-2001). She was nominated for a Best Actress Jutra Award for her role as a political activist in the drama "L'ange de goudron" (2001), and her career gained further momentum with roles in the films "Séraphin: un homme et son péché" (2002), "Aurore" (2005) and "Le survenant" ("The Outlander") (2005), for which she earned a Best Supporting Actress Jutra nomination. Television also offered the actress juicy roles; she won plaudits for her work on the psychological sitcom "François en série" (Séries+, 2006-07), the break-up-then-make-up battle-of-the-sexes comedy, "Les invincibles" (Radio-Canada, 2005-09), for which she won a Best Actress Gémeaux Award; and the public relations drama "Mirador" (Radio-Canada, 2010-11), for which she was nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Gémeaux. In addition to her success on the small screen, Trudeau also maintained an impressive big-screen presence, with celebrated turns in such films as the big-hearted dramedy "Histoire de familie" (2006), the midlife crisis comedy "Le grand départ" (2008) and the tragic, moving biopic of composer-pianist André Mathieu, "L'enfant prodige" ("The Child Prodigy") (2010).
By Jonathan Riggs